Shrove Tuesday


Whether sprinkled with sugar and squirted with lemon, filled with sweet or savoury fillings or drizzled with Maple syrup, warm pancakes fresh from the pan are pretty hard to resist. And what’s more they’re such fun; fun to make, fun to dress and fun to eat! I love them with lemon and also filled with banana and honey, and for a savoury version this steak and camembert filling is pretty damn good, if I do say so myself!

How to make an Omelette

Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs 7

These were the scotch eggs I made for the picnic and bike ride I went on the other weekend. When I talked about them on Twitter there was some demand for a blog post so here it is! Scotch eggs are one of those things that give high reward for little effort. Despite being very […]

Soft-boiled Duck Egg with Asparagus Soldiers

Asparagus and Duck Egg

At long last British asparagus is finally here to be devoured. Yesterday St George’s Day marked the official start of the season, which runs through May and June, and today I had my first, long-awaited taste. The asparagus I had came from Herefordshire in England, and it was absolutely delicious; sweet, juicy and fresh. I […]

First Taste of the New Season

Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Scrambled Duck Eggs and Chives 1

What an absolute delight; my first purple sprouting broccoli of the year. I picked it up from my local farm shop today and combined it with softly scrambled duck eggs and chives on toast for a late afternoon snack, washed down with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc. An embodiment of Spring in one meal. […]

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

When scrambled eggs are cooked well they are a far cry from the little rubbery balls of egg that all too often go by the same name. I think perhaps the name should be changed to ‘Softly Scrambled Eggs’, with emphasis on the word softly, in order to bring attention to the key to this […]